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Marriage bed   /mˈɛrɪdʒ bɛd/   Listen
Marriage bed

noun
1.
The bed shared by a newly wed couple.






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... people, voluptuous and passionate, paid to beauty. More guided by sentiment than reason, and having laws rather than principles, they banished their great men, honored their courtezans, murdered Socrates, permitted themselves to be governed by Aspasia, preserved inviolate the marriage bed, and placed Phryne in the temple ...
— Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World • Anonymous

... a stouter column than the others, because it has a heavier duty, namely, to bear the party wall of the great Council Hall, depicts the life of man. There is no lettering. The scenes represent love (apparently at first sight), courtship, the marriage bed, and so forth, the birth of the baby, his growth and his death. Many years ago this column was shown to me by the captain of a tramp steamer, as the most interesting thing in Venice; and there are others who share his opinion. Above it on the facade is the ...
— A Wanderer in Venice • E.V. Lucas



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